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  • Differently Morphous

  • By: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Narrated by: Yahtzee Croshaw
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,558
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,479
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,471

A magical serial killer is on the loose, and gelatinous, otherworldly creatures are infesting the English countryside. Which is making life for the Ministry of Occultism difficult, because magic is supposed to be their best kept secret. After centuries in the shadows, the Ministry is forced to unmask, exposing the country's magical history - and magical citizens - to a brave new world of social media, government scrutiny, and public relations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Friendly Warning

  • By NexAngelus405 on 03-22-18

Actually witty, well worth the credit :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-18

I always get wary when people compare Writers with Douglas Adams, but in this case I can see where they come from and "Differently Morphous" definitely has a lot of the twisted/surprising, dry and intelligent humour Mr. Adams mastered. In other words, it's very VERY hard not to burst out laughing while listening to this audio-book.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Hell to Pay

  • Ascend Online, Book 2
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,700
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,567

Lazarus Cain is a member of the Grim Shadows, one of the Thieves Guilds in the city of Eberia. Unfortunately, Lazarus is having a bad day. Waking up in a torture chamber, suffering from amnesia, he'd be pretty much screwed if not for the mysterious, magical sigil burned into his chest. Sometimes a really bad day should be shared with others, especially professional torturers.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Not a continuation

  • By Greg A on 09-26-17

Waste of time.. Uninteresting story.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-17

I've lost count of how many times I had to go back and listen to a chapter or 3 again, because my mind dosed of, due to lack of excitement or interest in the story. The 5min you hear in the sample is the best part of the entire book. Unfortunately the rest it nothing like it, no fun, no excitement and you don't connect with the characters, so you don't care what's happening. Don't waste a credit on this. Also Luke Daniels (Narrator) does most of the voices with Irish accent.. Just doesn't fit and spoils the "feel" in my opinion.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Ascend Online

  • Ascend Online, Book 1
  • By: Luke Chmilenko
  • Narrated by: Luke Daniels
  • Length: 17 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,846
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 5,567
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,554

Diving into a revolutionary new video game, Marcus and his friends escape a stagnant society, entering into a world that defies their wildest imaginations. But from the moment that he logs in, Marcus finds himself separated from his friends and thrown into a remote village under attack by a horde of goblins. Forced into battle, Marcus rallies the beleaguered villagers and, with their help, manages to drive off the invading creatures. With the village in ruins and their supplies spoiled, the villagers turn to Marcus for help in rebuilding the village.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Luke Daniels and a great LITRPG; enough said

  • By Don Gilbert on 08-07-17

It's ok, but..

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-23-17

This book is ok if you cant find anything else to listen to.. Actually it's good, but the problem is the next book in this serie (book 1.5) When finished with this, you're looking forward to the next book, only to find out it doesn't continue from where this book ended, but starts another story with different characters who utterly fails to be interesting in any way.. You simply don't care what's happening and probably find yourself having to listen to the same chapters several times, because your mind wanders of.. You don't connect to the characters like in the first book.

About Luke Daniels as the narrator.. I really liked him in the Iron Druid Chronicles, by Kevin Hearnes and I'm sorry I have to criticise him here, but every time he doesn't speak with his natural American accent, he uses different amounts of Irish accent and that doesnt work when the story isnt about Irish people.. In the beginning it doesn't matter so much, but the further you get into the story (and particularly in the next book) it get really annoying, creating mismatch between the written and spoken words (How about a firebreathing Hellspawn talking like a jolly Belfast lad in example?).

  • Disenchanted

  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Phil Gigante
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 691
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 638

King Boric the Implacable knows death comes to all great warriors. He just didn't expect it to be so damn fickle. Felled by an assassin's blade, he should be spending eternity carousing in the Hall of Avandoor. Instead, his spirit is bound to his decaying body by the enchanted sword of Brakslaagt. And unless he can hunt down the mysterious Lord Brand, who gave him the weapon so long ago, he is cursed to wander the earth forever as an undead wraith.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Warning, do not listen in public

  • By Amazon Customer on 11-26-13

Lots of laughs :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-14

Would you listen to Disenchanted again? Why?

Sure I would, gonna do just that soon :)

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed so hard at the "bored guards - desperate sheep" part, but cant say much more without spoiling it for new readers.

Any additional comments?

Much much better than the Mercury serie!! This book is actually funny :D

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mercury Falls

  • Mercury, Book 1
  • By: Robert Kroese
  • Narrated by: Kevin Stillwell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 498
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 448
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 446

Christine Temetri is at her wits’ end. For years she’s covered the increasingly bizarre activities of End Times cults for the Banner, a religious news magazine. Yet Christine, who once dreamed of being a "real" writer, has nothing to show for the gig other than a regular paycheck and serious doubt that Armageddon will occur in time for her next deadline. But after a mysterious man entrusts her with a locked briefcase and orders to "take it to Mercury", Christine finds herself face-to-face with a ping-pong-playing angel by the name of Galileo Mercury.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Highly recommended!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-01-13

Spoiled by narrator, but not that good anyway

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-15-14

Would you try another book from Robert Kroese and/or Kevin Stillwell?

Not from Kevin Stillwell :o I'd maybe give Robert Kroese another chance, but not likely

What was most disappointing about Robert Kroese’s story?

If this is funny, it must be in an American sense of the word, I dont get..? I found it boring and with only a few funny moments.

Would you be willing to try another one of Kevin Stillwell’s performances?

Not even if I got money for listening.. When he talks normally its fine, but he has zero talent for foreign accents (or any other accent), he just sound stupid when he tries.

Any additional comments?

If you consider buying this because of the recommendations - beware its NOTHING like Douglas Adams as someone wrote, no dry wit, intelligent humor or subtle jokes - its like Donald Duck funny..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Hounded

  • The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Kevin Hearne
  • Narrated by: Christopher Ragland
  • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 165
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Atticus O'Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he's twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Start of a fantastic journey

  • By Line on 05-14-16

Brilliant, absolutely worth the credits :)

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-14

Would you listen to Hounded again? Why?

I would and I do, think Im on my 4th or 5th listen thru the serie now and its still funny :)

What other book might you compare Hounded to and why?

The rest of the Irondruid serie obviously.. Its quite its own style imo.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, hard to pause it.

Any additional comments?

I'd recommend the whole Iron Druid Chronicles if you like this first book, they are great allthough I wasnt so pleased with part 3 "Hammered" - being Scandinavian and quite fond of Thor ;-)

  • The Last Legends of Earth

  • A Radix Tetrad Novel
  • By: A. A. Attanasio
  • Narrated by: David Gilmore
  • Length: 20 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 39
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Seven billion years from now, long after the Sun has died and human life itself has become extinct, alien beings reincarnate humanity from our fossilized DNA drifting as debris in the void of deep space. We are reborn to serve as bait in a battle to the death between the Rimstalker, humankind's reanimator, and the zotl, horrific creatures who feed vampire-like on the suffering of intelligent lifeforms.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story, Awful, awful narrator

  • By Michael Heuss on 11-18-14

Very poor sound-quality

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-24-14

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of David Gilmore?

Anyone who knows how to use recording software

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.. the pre-listen sounded so good and then the story is so bad, it was impossible to keep track of what was happening, because most of it was simply uninteresting :/

Any additional comments?

Worst is the poor quality of the recording, at some points you can hardly hear whats being said and the next moment, its like he's screaming in your ear - Really annoying :(

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Passage

  • The Passage Trilogy, Book 1
  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 15,085
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,884
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,869

First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation, and ultimately a world, forever altered. All that remains for the stunned survivors is the long fight ahead and a future ruled by fear—of darkness, of death, of a fate far worse.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruined Me...

  • By Calmeridian Tink on 06-25-16

Warning - forget all about vampires.!!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-14

Any additional comments?

This is a story about people relations, nothing else.. the vampires could just as easily have been a pack of wild dogs, a virus or something else - just there to make an excuse for the plot. You dont get ANY inner dialogs from the so-called vampires. Think of it as a rip-off of game of thrones, only with indifferent characters nobody cares if survives or not.. If youre looking for a vampire-story, DONT buy this.!!

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Vampire Archives

  • The Most Complete Volume of Vampire Tales Ever Published
  • By: Otto Penzler (editor), Kim Newman (foreword), Neil Gaiman (preface), and others
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Cowley, Erik Davies
  • Length: 61 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 446
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 381
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 382

The Vampire Archives is the biggest, hungriest, undeadliest collection of vampire stories, as well as the most comprehensive bibliography of vampire fiction ever assembled. Dark, stormy, and delicious, once it sinks its teeth into you there’s no escape.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Table of Contents:

  • By TB on 02-27-15

Dont waste your money on this!!

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-28-14

What disappointed you about The Vampire Archives?

Most of these stories can be downloaded for free at booksshouldbefree com or librivox com, they are THAT old... Unless you're a historian, these stories are simply to old to be exciting./scary..

What could the authors have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

They could have chosen stories from the 1900's instead of the 1800's and found some that was at least a bit scary or action-packed, instead of this rubbish..

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Vampire Archives?

all of it exept maybe 1 or two stories. I must admit I couldnt bear to listen thru it all before I gave up..

Any additional comments?

Being a middle-aged man and not a teenager, I do like stories that doesn't necessarily have screaming action all the time, but listening to this audiobook is like an overdose of Valium - except, I guess the medicine wont irritate as much, as the lack of excitement in this book...

0 of 3 people found this review helpful